Germany to take Syrians under EU-Turkey pact as clashes flare

The first Syrian refugees will arrive in Germany on Monday under a controversial EU-Turkey pactGermany said Friday it will take in the first Syrian refugees under an EU-Turkey pact drawing fire from rights groups, as violence broke out in a Greek camp on the front line of the crisis. German interior ministry spokesman Tobias Plate said that most of the arrivals expected Monday would be families with children, putting the number in the “double-digit range”. Under the scheme agreed with the EU last month, one Syrian refugee will be settled in Europe legally in return for every migrant taken back by Turkey from EU member Greece.

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